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U.S. Attorney's Office to hold press conference discussing Green Light Law

Posted at 12:05 PM, Feb 09, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Sunday a press conference will be held at the Peace Bridge Monday to discuss the Green Light Law.

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. will be joined by leaders from the following organizations:

  • Homeland Security Investigations-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Border Patrol

Wednesday the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said New Yorkers would no longer be able to enroll in its “trusted traveler” programs because of the Green Light Law which blocks federal immigration officials from accessing motor vehicle records.

Friday New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will file a lawsuit challenging the plan to block New Yorkers from enrolling in “trusted traveler” programs.